Subaru Forester: Starting the engine - Starting and operating - Subaru Forester Owner's ManualSubaru Forester: Starting the engine

Do not operate the starter motor

Do not operate the starter motor continuously for more than 10 seconds.

If the engine fails to start after operating the starter for 5 to 10 seconds, wait for 10 seconds or more before trying again.

NOTE
It may be difficult to start the engine when the battery has been disconnected and reconnected (for maintenance or other purposes). This difficulty is caused by the electronically controlled throttle’s self-diagnosis function. To overcome it, keep the ignition switch in the “ON” position for approximately 10 seconds before starting the engine.

Preparing to drive
You should perform the following checks and adjustments every day before you start driving. 1. Check that all windows, mirrors, and lights are clean and unobstructed. 2. Check the appearance a ...

MT models
1. Apply the parking brake. 2. Turn off unnecessary lights and accessories. 3. Press the clutch pedal to the floor and shift the shift lever into neutral. Hold the clutch pedal to the floor whil ...

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Facts about TSA
• TSA intervenes at speeds above approximately 40 mph (60 km/h) • The DSTC symbol () in the instrument panel will flash when TSA is working • If the driver switches off the DSTC system's ...

Before checking or servicing in the engine compartment
- Always stop the engine and set the parking brake firmly to prevent the vehicle from moving. - Always let the engine cool down. Engine parts become very hot when the engine is running and ...

If the battery is discharged
The following procedures may be used to start the engine if the vehicle's battery is discharged. You can call your Toyota dealer or qualified repair shop. If you have a set of jumper (or booster) c ...